'Suspects' folder retention

[name removed] (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow Caledonian University

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The request was refused by Glasgow Caledonian University.

[name removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Glasgow Caledonian University,

Please provide all training materials provided to your security teams.

Please tell me how long the images/files in the 'Suspects' folder on the computer in the security office are retained.

Yours faithfully,

[name removed] [name removed]

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Ms [name removed]

Glasgow Caledonian University has received your request for information (below). The University is currently processing this and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely
Linda Reid

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Dear Ms [name removed]

I refer to your request (e-mail below) received by the University on 23 October 2013.

Please provide all training materials provided to your security teams.

Security staff undertake a comprehensive range of training including staff induction and the range of training programmes available to all university staff. Specialist training undertaken by security staff relates to: incident management; first aid; health and safety; managing lost and stolen property; conflict resolution management; customer care; CCTV operation; records management and data protection.

The University is unable to provide all training materials requested as this information is exempt under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and that the exemptions within Section 39(1) relating to Health, safety and the environment and Section 30 (c) Prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs apply. In addition, the University considers that providing this information would involve an excessive amount of staff time, in excess of 40 hours. Therefore the exemption within Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 also applies. This is on the basis that a Scottish public authority is not obliged to provide information if it estimates that the cost of providing it would exceed an amount prescribed by regulations made by Scottish Ministers, currently £600.

In reaching this decision, the University has considered the public interest and concluded that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in the disclosing the information.

Please tell me how long the images/files in the 'Suspects' folder on the computer in the security office are retained.

The University does not have a ‘Suspect’ folder. Any information relating to the safety and security of students, staff and visitors is managed in line with University policies and procedures including restricted access to information, information being held in a secure location and disposal arrangements.

Copyright in the information you have been given belongs to Glasgow Caledonian University or to another party. Copyright material must not be copied, distributed, modified, reproduced, transmitted, published (including publishing on the Internet or an intranet) or otherwise made available in whole or in part without prior written consent of the copyright holder.

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt with, you have certain rights which are set out in the attached leaflet.

Yours sincerely

Jean Ash

Jean Ash | Information Compliance, Governance and Records Manager Department of Governance and Quality Directorate of Student Experience, Governance and Quality Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA, Scotland, UK Phone +44 (0)141 331 3341 | Fax +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E: [email address]

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[name removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Glasgow Caledonian University,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Glasgow Caledonian University's handling of my FOI request ''Suspects' folder retention'.

You have not explained, and I cannot imagine, who's safety or mental health would be compromised by disclosing training materials provided to your security teams.

The same applies to prejudicing public affairs.

The 'suspects' folder is a folder on the desktop of the computer(s) in the security office. It is possible this is no longer in use however you should still have records of what this is and what its purpose is.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

[name removed] [name removed]

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Ms [name removed]

Glasgow Caledonian University has received your request for review (below). The University is currently processing this and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely
Linda Reid

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Dear Ms [name removed]
Further to your email of 18 November 2013 requesting a review of the
University’s approach to your information request concerning security
arrangements.

I confirm that the review has been undertaken by a member of staff not
involved in managing your request and a copy of the review document is
attached. You will note that the decision does not uphold your request for
a review.

If you are dissatisfied with this decision you have the right to refer the
matter to the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner (OSIC).

The contact details for the Commissioner are:

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

KY16 9DS

 

Email: enquiries@ itspublicknowledge.info

Thereafter an appeal can be made, on a point of law only, to the Court of
Session and must be made within 42 days of receipt of the OSIC’s decision
notice.

Yours sincerely
Hazel Lauder

 

Hazel Lauder | Assistant Head (Information Compliance),

Department of Governance and Quality Enhancement

Directorate of Student Experience, Governance and Quality

Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA, Scotland,
UK

Phone +44 (0)141 331 8392 | Fax +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E:
[email address]

 

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